Curator at Lo Schermo dell’Arte since 2008, where he has been co-responsible for projects. He is the co-director of Feature Expanded and curator of VISIO European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images. Since 2020 he is curator of the Fondazione In Between Art Film and a member of the acquisition committee of the FRAC Bretagne (2020-2022). In 2018 he curated the exhibition of Petrit Halilaj Shkrëpetima (Fondazione Merz, Turin; Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern; Runik, Kosovo). From 2014 to 2016 he was curator at Museo Marino Marini in Florence. In 2016 he co-curated the first edition of La Nuite blanche de Monaco.
Zoë De Luca
Independent curator, she focuses her research on the overlaps between ecology, transfeminism and new artistic practices. She graduated in Communication in the Art Markets with a thesis on art publishing, she attended the International Curatorial Program organized by the NODE Center. In 2011 she founded DIORAMA editions, an independent publishing project. In 2014 she co-founded Siliqoon, an art label dedicated to the production and promotion of contemporary art. Since 2018 she has curated PANORAMA Milano, an online studio visit archive. She wrote for several magazines including CURA., Day Off, Domus, Flash Art, L’Officiel and ZERO.
Independent curator, she has been appointed Artistic Organizer of the Venice Biennale of Art 2022. In 2020 she co-coordinated the exhibition Le muse inquiete, at the Central Pavilion of the Biennale, Venice, and co-curated the exhibition Protext! at Centro Pecci, Prato. In 2018 she was associate curator with Maurizio Cattelan of The Artist is Present, Yuz Museum, Shanghai. In 2017 she was assistant curator at the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Il mondo magico. In 2016 she curated one of the exhibitions of the 16th Rome Quadriennale. From 2014 to 2019 she was Curator at the Centro Pecci. In 2014 she curated Shit and Die with Myriam Ben Salah and Maurizio Cattelan, Turin. From 2011 to 2014 she was project manager of TOILETPAPER magazine.
Writer and independent curator based in Mexico City, where he co-runs the project space Lulu. Former news editor at Flash Art International and editor-at large of Kaleidoscope, he is a contributing editor of Art Review and Art-Agenda. His writings appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Mousse, artpress, and other publications. Curator-in-residence with Far Away So Close, Malmö, Sweden; Artspace, NZ; Nomas Foundation, Rome; Soma, Mexico City; Belvedere, Vienna; etc. He delivered lectures for Art Basel/Miami; LAXART, Los Angeles; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Palais de Tokyo; Paris; among others.
Paolo Zani is the founder together with Claudia Ciaccio of Zero, a contemporary art gallery established in Piacenza in 2000. Three years later Zero moved to Milan, marking the first of many relocations and the nomadic nature of this gallery, dedicated to research and experimentations. Paolo curated a number of different projects in the gallery and off-site, ranging from the discovery of new talents to the collaboration with important international contemporary artists such as: Yuri Ancarani, Micol Assaël, Neil Beloufa, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Michael E. Smith.
A group of international collectors will play a key role in this edition, supporting the jury in the selection of the winner through an accurate analysis of the applications and the portfolio reading of the first fifty selected artists. Among the collectors: Emilio Alvarez, Emilio Bordoli, Mauro De Iorio, Frédéric De Goldschmidt, Erminia Di Biase, Andrea Fustinoni, Vittorio Gaddi, Marina Nissim, Cinzia Sanvido, Veronica Siciliani Fendi e Marco Zappalorto.